The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, has recorded a major feat as it performed its first open-heart surgery with a team of local medical specialists.

The LASUTH Chief Medical Director; Professor David Adewale Oke, made the disclosure at a news conference on Wednesday; May 31st, 2017, stating that the hospital has developed the capacity and know-how with its team of surgeons to conduct safe and cost-effective cardiac surgery.

According to him, the facility available at the hospital can effectively operate on  congenital heart disease, knee disease, through knee replacement surgery and Kidney disease through Kidney transplant.

The LASUTH Chief Medical Officer, added that the breakthroughs testify to innovation and professionalism at the hospital, noting that the surgical procedure is one of the dreams of the Lagos State Government, which want to reduce medical tourism by Nigerians to the barest minimum.

The lead surgeon of the hospital; Dr Bode Falase, said that the hospital is equipped with new and adequate modern equipment to handle any surgical procedure.


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